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Why Choose > RATIONAL

The RATIONAL Group is the worldwide market and technology leader for hot food preparation in professional kitchens. Founded over 45 years ago, in 1973, the company employs more than 850 people in Germany and a total of over 2300 employees worldwide. RATIONAL’s primary corporate objective has always been to offer the maximum possible benefits to its customers.
Regular innovation has guaranteed its leading position by far in terms of technology and market share. Rapid growth has seen our worldwide market share increase to 54% and 70% in the UK. Our goal is to be the easiest catering equipment supplier to deal with. With over 1,000,000 units sold worldwide, more than 120 million meals are now prepared every day in RATIONAL units in all parts of the world.

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More Intelligence > iCombi Pro

While the challenges in catering are diverse, the answer from Rational is simple: Intelligence. Thanks to four intelligent functions, the world market leader in thermal cooking solutions has created the new iCombi Pro combi-steamer; which combines 50% higher productivity, 10% shorter cooking time and 10% lower energy consumption in a single cooking system compared to the predecessor model, while still guaranteeing outstanding uniformity, even at full loads. Time and energy-optimised cooking as well as intervention in the cooking path provides more flexibility in the kitchen. The ultra-fast interim clean in just 12 minutes reduces downtimes to a minimum. The iCombi Pro combines intelligent productivity, efficiency and flexibility.

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More Support > ConnectedCooking

ConnectedCooking is the latest network solution for professional kitchens. Whether you use one or more RATIONAL units, ConnectedCooking offers you completely new and convenient application options. The only thing you need to do is connect your RATIONAL unit to a network.

Let yourself be inspired by ConnectedCooking. You can simply do away with time-consuming tasks, you will always be supported when you need it and you will get the necessary reliability you expect in your business. Whether it's the iCombi Pro, VarioCookingCenter® or iCombi Classic – with ConnectedCooking you can always have everything in sight.

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More Innovation > VarioCookingCenter

The multifunctional appliance for your kitchen. Whether for an à la carte restaurant or industry catering, prepare 30 individual portions or thousands of meals, cook overnight, under pressure or à la minute, the VarioCookingCenter® always offers the right solution for the individual requirements in your kitchen.

Because conventional cooking appliances such as tilting pans, boilers, ranges and deep-fat fryers are combined in just one multifunctional unit. This therefore reduces the space requirement in your kitchen by up to 30%. Cook with RATIONAL! Find out more with a free demo in your area.

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More Training > COOKINGLIVE

Discover new trends and techniques. Learn how you can work more efficiently while also increasing the quality of your food and even increasing your profits. How?

Our events and seminars can help. Regular presentations held throughout our comprehensive network of demo kitchens and now available online are an easy way for you to discover the quality, range of applications, economic efficiency and ease of operations our appliances offer.

Free. No obligation to buy. Near you.

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Jeff Bland, Executive Chef, The Balmoral speaks about how the RATIONAL appliances help with the demands of their huge catering operation for the hotels hot thermal food prepartion requirements.

Why are RATIONAL appliances the ideal cooking system for your hotel? The combi-steamer can free up or replace a wide variety of special appliances, such as convection ovens, tilting pans, rotisseries, boilers, deep-fat fryers or steamers. You can grill, roast, bake, steam, stew, blanch or poach food, all within a space of less than approx. 1m2.

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